big tent definition

  • noun:
    • friends, specially a political coalition, that accommodates people who have many opinions, axioms, or experiences: "[Lyndon] Johnson's . . . attempts to carry businessman and laborer, grayscale, city dweller and dirt farmer into his big tent . . . seemed to mark him as a smoother” ( Time).
    • a bunch, philosophy, or social or political movement that encompasses or seeks to attract a diverse selection of people or constituents.
    • with respect to, representing, or advocating these types of a group, viewpoint, or movement.

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